Thursday, May 14, 2020

Corona virus doesn't close PEC

Presbyterians for Earth Care Is Open for You

During this uncertain time of the corona virus pandemic, many businesses have been forced to close. However, caring for God’s creation never ends. For that reason, Presbyterians for Earth Care is grateful that we can still serve God by equipping and inspiring you to be good stewards of all that God has given us.

As a national organization, PEC is structured in such a way that we will continue to connect, equip and inspire you to care about and for God’s creation in spite of closures, social distancing and restricted travel. PEC’s Steering Committee is composed of nine volunteers from six regions of the country who have been meeting monthly by ZOOM for more than two years. We also contract with a part-time coordinator who has always worked from home.

Normally, PEC would have a presence at General Assembly this June with a booth in the exhibit hall, advocates at committee meetings, and our Awards Luncheon. Unfortunately, the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly decided that they would only cover critical issues. Although GA will be held online, as of now, there will be no committee meetings, minimal overtures considered, and no place for advocacy. PEC will – at a minimum – have a virtual luncheon and present our annual awards, and you will be invited.

PEC will continue to inspire and equip you through bi-weekly e-newsletters, Lent and Advent Devotionals, our blog, Facebook and Twitter. Our Regional Representatives will also be in touch with you while all of us are feeling socially isolated. You can find your Regional Representative by looking at the map and matching your region to one of the Regional Reps.

Times of crisis are often when we feel closest and most connected to God. Be assured that God is with each one of us and will remain faithful to us, no matter the outcome of this difficult and often overwhelming pandemic. The Steering Committee prays for each one of you that you may find peace and consolation as all of us live through this new experience. 

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